Triple Aim Thinking

by Louis on May 7, 2014

The Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation released their white paper, The Future of Home Health Care Project at the Rayburn House office building in Washington, DC this week. I was lucky to attend the excellent panel.  The AHHQI is taking a valuable leadership role from a significant, under-recognized perspective. I will stay in close touch with their work.

The panel and the paper made me aware of a line of thinking called the Triple Aim. (1) Improve the patient experience of care, (2) improve the health of populations, (3) reduce per capita cost care. You just can’t argue with those clear goals. The triple aim is an initiative of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

Steve Landers, MD, president of AHHQI is president and CEO of the VNA Health Group. I met Steve through my friend,  health tech vivant Wen Dombrowski. Wen works with Steve. They are a powerhouse creating the future of health care even as most of us just talk about it. Steve is a passionate advocate who brings his training and experience right to the forefront as a dynamic speaker and clear leader. Seeing him speak on this panel secured my attention to the work VNA Health Group is doing.

I also became more aware of the Institutes of Medicine work in this area. Dr. Tracy Lustig listed four (among countless) reports with direct bearing on the conversation. Dr Lustig brings a combined professional and personal interest that I appreciate very much.  Reviewing just one (briefly), The Role of Human Factors in Home Health Care, I am impressed by the breadth, depth and clarity.

Inspiring day, release, professionals, approach. One of those good days that gives me hope that as Steve Landers said, “a different and better” future is possible.

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Rusty Toler May 10, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Thanks again for bringing us the latest info !


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